Monday, October 8, 2012

Gaddabout Rock's $25 Gift Certificate Giveaway for Cabochons

Do you share my fascination for gemstones?  It is remarkable how some rough stone can polish up to become gorgeous focals for jewelry making.  Beaders and wire workers alike can really add to nature's bounty with the right designs.

Wire Wrapped Purple Mohave Turquoise Jewelry Set

Mattie and Phil are the husband and wife team behind Gaddabout Rock on Etsy stumbled upon rock hounding years ago.  They were on a hike and came across what they thought was an interesting stone. Mattie said, "We took it home; my husband used the lapidary at our RV park to cut and polish it, then we were hooked!"




Cherry Creek Jasper
That began a hobby of collecting rocks themselves in different places in Utah, Colorado, New Mexico, Oregon and Idaho.  The stockpile grew and they needed to do something about it!  Custom pieces for family as Christmas gifts were a hit. Mattie added, "It was time to take our " hobby" a step further and sell to the public."


Wire Wrapped Malachite Cabochon
Their store now stocks a large variety of high quality gemstones from around the world. Part of their business is also wire wrapped cabochon designs which are done by Mattie.  She runs the store while Phil does the lapidary work. Shown here are some of their droolworthy specimens. Check out their store for more!

Kansas Opal

Mookaite Jasper
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Giveaway
Inspired?  Here is a chance to win a $25 gift certificate towards anything in their store.

If you wish to try your luck please make a comment below. Make sure you leave contact info if you do not have an online shop or blog.

Subscribers need to click on the post title to come to my actual blog. Scroll down and enter your comment. Pick Name/URL. If you don't have a store or blog, leave the URL blank. Please leave an email at the very least so I can contact you easily if you win.

This giveaway is international.

Extra entries if you become or are a blog subscriber or follower etc. If you also do shout outs about giveaway, those will count as additional entries too! Please say so in the comments.

It ends in a week's time at 6 pm EST Monday, October 15, 2012. I will pick the winner randomly and announce the results as soon as possible after. So be sure to leave a contact email if you don't have an online link or make sure you come back and check! Otherwise I will redraw in a week. Good luck!

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49 comments :

Skye said...

Oh those are some gorgeous stones! I'm afraid to go to their store...I think I'd be bankrupt in no time >.< lol

Skye said...

I'm a follower :) email subscriptions rock! lol pun intended.. although poorly done ;)

Skye said...

Oh and I'm a facebook follower, too! lol Had to go check..I rarely get updates from you in my news feed >.<

Priya said...

I am interested. It would be lovely to win the gift certificate.

Claire said...

I hope i am posting in the right pace. I would love to win Gaddabout Rocks gift certificate. Beautiful "rocks"!

Divya N said...

Wow...the Cabs look fabulous.Yet another great Giveaway I have just started working on my wire and stone collection and these cabs would be a perfect addition to it.

Divya N said...

I follow you through GFC and Facebook

Terri Richards said...

I Love unique and different Cabochons.
What a fantastic giveaway.

Almost Precious said...

Their cabs are incredible. I am in love with that wire wrapped Malachite pendant shown in your article, noticed they use it as their avatar on etsy. After browsing through their shop I had to like it on facebook, add them to my etsy circle and favorited their shop, even though I know none of this will give me point in their giveaway. LOL But their collect of gorgeous cabs blew me away and theirs is definitely a resource I will be coming back to. :)

Jeanette Platt said...

i love these they are beautiful...I would love to be in the drawing...Love Love Rocks and stones can never have enough just like with beads.

Almost Precious said...

I've been a follower of your blog for some time now and have had your blog listed in my sidebar of my favorite blogs for what seems like ages. :)

Almost Precious said...

I also have "liked" you on facebook.

Melody said...

Very pretty pieces.

melodyj(at)gmail(dot)com

Melody said...

GFC Follower and Google Reader subscribe.

melodyj(at)gmail(dot)com

Holly said...

Oooohhhh....These are beautiful. Doesn't Mother Nature create some amazing things? I love the variety of cuts/shapes & the wire wraps that don't hide the stones. I live in a small village in France where there are limited places to buy stones & supplies, so this giveaway would be a boon to my jewelry making.

erin said...

Simply stunning creations. Thanks, Pearl!

salla said...

Those are some truly beautiful stones!

Aces said...

Gorgeous stones, I'd love to play with some of these!

Terri Bidwell said...

I would love to win the $25 gift certificate; however, I have a feeling it would difficult to spend only $25 in their store. I mean, did you see those stones? Simply gorgeous!!! I also follow on facebook and have made a comment there too! I love, love, love stones. I work with stones more than anything else (glass, seed, clay, etc.). Did I say I would love to win? OK, I did!!! LOL
terri@bidwells. us or www.byterri.com.

Fifi said...

Stunning. Such colours and shapes. fiona.gilmore@hotmail.co.uk

JackiesFiberworksEtc said...

I embellish purses and other accessories with beads and threads and CABACHONS. These are beautiful. essenceartist@gmail.com Jackie Wenner. Will post of Facebook.

The Crazier Sister said...

Ooohhh, shiny! ADOS... kicking... in... must... have! LURV the arrowhead... and the one that looked like it had a tree in the pattern... jasper? I don't remember, just the tree shape.

mary m said...

These are beautiful and I would love one for my bead embroidery. Thank you. Will share on the Facebook. Jandmmarshall@aol.com
I already follow and get email notifications

Voltzia said...

The Kansas opal is so beautiful ! It looks like a landscape with a tree...

voltzia@gmail.com

janet said...

YOU are awesome as well Pearl. Thank you for the opportunity to win this gift certificate. I love rocks and gemstones. Can never have too many.

dragonswing said...

I have some pieces I picked up years ago and are just sitting in my bag. Need to decorate them one of these days!!

dragonswing said...

I am a follower

Rosalie said...

Great giveaway. Thank you -- Hope I am lucky enough to win. These are very beautiful

Angela Magnotti Andrews said...

These pieces are most definitely "droolworthy" (great word, by the way). I'm particularly fond of the green malachite stone.

As for the giveaway, I have left my comment here, posted a link on Facebook encouraging my friends and family to read your blog and enter the giveaway, and I am an email subscriber.

Thank you for the opportunity to enter this giveaway!

My blog is http://www.jewelry-history.com/.

aims said...

cBeing a 'green' person - I am surprised to discover the I LOVE the purple mohave turquoise!
Wow!

Shirley said...

Love these stones. Just getting started in jewelry making and always looking for inspiration.

Janet said...

Wow-these are beautiful cabs! Am a regular subscriber here and on Etsy-love Etsy! Thanks for the opportunity to win.

Shirley said...

Those are truly gorgeous stones, and I'd love to win a certificate to their store!

Shirley said...

I am a follower

Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh! Those are beauties! I love all natural stone and these are beautifully cut and polished, It would be such fun to win a gift certificate to their store.

Thank you for the giveaway offer!

zanc@att.net

Anonymous said...

I am a subscriber to your blog and look forward to it each day. I have learned so much from you and your tutorials. A million thanks.

Your posts spark my muse.

zanc@att.net

Cindy said...

not sure if this is were I register to win the 25.00 but I have a feeling if I win the 25.00 I won't come out with any change. Great contests.

Vicky F said...

Love the Cherry Creek Jasper.

Thanks for the opportunity to win :)

Cheers

victoria_farrell at hotmail dot com

Dee-Ann LeBlanc said...

Ooooh stones *drool* I'm an email subscriber, twitter follower on 2 accounts, and a FB "liker"

gelfling50 said...

Holie Molie what a fabtabulously generous giveaway. The stones are absotively positutely gorgeous. I am knowing that I would love to have my name thrown into the hat. Thank you for this opportunity...Bye for now and Happy Beading to you one and all

Kim Gorman said...

I just love working with natural stones!! I started working with them as a Camp Fire Girl and have recently rediscovered my love for making jewelry and using such wonderful stones!!!
I posted on facebook, follow you on Twitter and tweeted about this Giveaway.

My email is: kgorman41567@gmail.com

Thank you for providing such a wonderful Giveaway!!!!!

Kim Gorman

Saturday Sequins said...

What a wonderful giveaway! I've started working with cabochons a lot lately, and I love it.

In fact, one of these days, I want to learn how to make my own -- even if the machinery looks scary. ;)

Anonymous said...

Awesome giveaway! I am a subscriber to your blog, info is:
elissa_ryan at yahoo dot com

Lucid Moon Studio said...

I would love a chance to win! Thanks for the giveaway!!

KaySue said...

I am an email subscriber.
kaysuet@hotmail.com

KaySue said...

Beautiful stones! Would be very excited to win the giveaway!
kaysuet@hotmail.com

AmháriA said...

Great giveaway, lovely stones for jewelry makers!

KipperCat said...

I would love to win this. They do beautiful work.

KipperCat said...

I follow your blog via RSS feed.

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